RALEIGH, N.C. — The City of Raleigh Museum presented “The LGBT History of Raleigh” at a gathering at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., on Aug. 9.
Brandie Cline, a research intern and M.A. candidate in the U.S. History and Museum Studies program at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, discussed the museum’s recent research. She also shared ways that community members can become involved in the project. Her internship centers around assisting the museum with becoming more inclusive of the city’s LGBT history through archival research, oral histories and partnerships with LGBT organizations.
The center was approached about helping their intern and “we jumped at the chance,” the center’s executive director, James Miller, said in an email.
He added, “We have one dedicated intern from the center and one from the city working in tandem to collect stories and research different buildings/organizations/individuals who have contributed to the development of the LGBT community over the past 100 years.”
The presentation will be digitized and made available on the center’s website, as well as through the community library.
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